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Loughborough University

Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)


FREE Workshop - Opportunities for PV in Developing Countries
5 April 2019



SuperSolar and LCEDN present a new FREE workshop on 9 May 2019 at Loughborough University.

This workshop will provide an opportunity to bring together those working in solar applications across the developing world (in both grid and off-grid contexts) with the UK research and innovation community working on the latest developments in solar PV materials and production techniques.

For the international development community, the workshop will provide an opportunity to hear about the latest developments before they reach the market place and to develop partnerships with those developing those technologies for international markets. Examples include increased power output and easier maintenance using anti-soiling coatings on modules. Lightweight, flexible solar suitable for rapid deployment in off grid areas and for disaster relief and new solar/energy storage solutions. For technical researchers and the solar industrial sector, the workshop will provide an opportunity to hear about the latest experience of deployment of solar in overseas markets, as well as details of a range of different funding and collaboration possibilities.

Poster presentations are also invited, please use the registration form to submit a poster title.‌

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Event Details

9 May 2019
Lougborough University

FREE to attend

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9.30 Registration and coffee

10:30 Ed Brown (LCEDN, Loughborough University) - Overview of LCEDN and opportunities

10:50 Mike Walls (SuperSolar, Loughborough University) - overview of key technologies and challenges

First Session Funding Landscape

11:10 Alice Goodbrook (Innovate UK) - funding for international development focused projects via Energy Catalyst

11:35 Ben Good - E4I - Energy4Impact - Crowdfunding in the energy access sector 

12:00 Speaker from DFID TEA/DFID introducing current energy research and delivery portfolio   

12.30 Lunch

Second Session - Technical Developments

2:00 Richard Blanchard (CREST, Loughborough University) - The role of solar in decentralised power provision in developing countries 

2:20 Ed Brown (LCEDN, Loughborough University) - Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS)

2:40 Fabiana Lisco (CREST, Loughborough University) - Anti soiling coatings for solar modules: more power and less maintenance

3:00 Coffee  

3:20 Joanna Coleman (Shell) - Thriving through the energy transition – what role will Shell play in delivering more and cleaner energy solutions?

3.40 Chris Baker Brown (BOXX) – Latest developments at BOXX

4.00 Cecile Charbonneau (Swansea University) - Strategies enabling low-C processing of metal oxide films for the fabrication of 3rd generation photovoltaics

4.20 Discussion Panel

4.45 Close

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